Cyclist killed in Sharjah run-over accident

The Bangladeshi man in his 40s died after being hit by a car as he was cycling on a dirt road behind Jabal Omar Manor Saturday night.

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SHARJAH // A cyclist has been killed in an accident near Al Dhaid road.

The Bangladeshi man in his 40s died after being hit by a car as he was cycling on a dirt road behind Jabal Omar Manor Saturday night, Sharjah police said.

The police command centre was informed of the accident at 9pm, emergency crews and patrols attended the scene but found the man had died from his injuries.

The body was transferred to Al Dhaid hospital before being handed to family members.

Officers said the main cause of these types of accidents is a lack of attention by cyclists while riding on roads and streets, as well as motorists driving at high speeds and their inability to control their vehicle.

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